Grimsby Walk-In Centre Medical Negligence – No Win No Fee Claims
This page explains how you could potentially claim compensation for Grimsby walk-in centre medical negligence. Being injured or made ill by clinical negligence is a difficult experience, one you shouldn’t have to go through. If you do suffer harm, you can take action.
Clinical Negligence At A Walk-In Medical Centre In Grimsby
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1. A Guide To Grimsby Walk-In Centre Medical Negligence Claims
2. What Is Negligence At A Walk-In Medical Centre In Grimsby?
3. Walk-In Medical Centres In Grimsby
4. What Can And Can’t Be Treated At A Walk In Centre?
5. Minor Injury Treatment Medical Errors
6. Minor Illness Treatment Medical Errors
7. Reproductive Health Treatment Medical Errors
8. Prescription Medical Errors
9. Grimsby Walk-In Medical Centre Negligence Settlement Calculator
10. Claim For Grimsby Walk-In Centre Medical Negligence With No Win No Fee Agreements
11. Speak To A Claims Expert
12. Related Claims Services
This page will aim to answer questions you might have about whether or not you are entitled to make a compensation claim for medical negligence at a Grimsby walk-in centre.
We will go through some of the different circumstances in which medical negligence can arise in walk-in centres and what effects they can have on their victims. Most of these sections will have links to other pages on our website which will provide more guidance.
Other details about compensation claims that this page will explain are the ways in which your compensation can be calculated and how you can avoid the risk of costly financial losses by working with a No Win No Fee solicitor.
If there is anything on this page that you’d like to know more about or if you want to enquire about making a claim, please consider calling us on the above number.
Medical negligence refers to situations in which a medical practitioner fails to meet the standards expected of them. Healthcare professionals owe us a duty to provide adequate care, and if they breach that duty, it could create situations in which patients suffer harm.
Medical negligence is not acceptable and doctors could be held to account for its effects regardless of whether the negligence was caused by malice, a lack of training or simply human error.
Making mistakes by not following correct procedures or deliberately inflicting harm on a patient are all examples of behaviour that could be considered medical negligence. Below, we’ll go into detail on examples of clinical negligence at walk-in centres.
We’ve included the details of the walk-in centres within the Grimsby area. These are locations that you can attend for urgent care for minor injuries, like shallow cuts or minor throat infections.
- Pilgrim Primary Care Centre
- County Hospital Louth
You can find the opening hours and contact information for both centres via the NHS service finder app.
Walk-in centres are intended to act as an option for people who urgently need access to medical treatment and healthcare for an illness or an injury, but who do not have a matter serious enough to warrant going to a regular hospital or calling an ambulance.
By creating a service that is better suited to peoples needs when they are suffering from non-life-threatening and non-incapacitating illnesses and injuries, walk-in centres allow a more convenient service for users and take some strain off the NHS.
You can also use a walk-in centre if you are not registered with a GP or if you do not feel that you can wait for a GP appointment. You should not use a walk-in centre if you have an injury that could pose a serious risk to your life.
Examples of injuries you could attend a Grimsby walk-in centre with include:
- Minor throat or ear infections
- Non-serious head injuries, like bumps and bruises
- Strains and sprains
- Colds and coughs
- Emergency contraception or treatment for sexually transmitted infections
If you are at all unsure about whether or not you should use a walk-in centre, you can call the NHS 111 line for advice or check out this NHS guide on when to visit a walk-in centre.
Sometimes injuries require urgent treatment by a doctor, but do not require the services of an ambulance or an A & E ward. In these situations, it is best to go to a walk-in centre.
Walk-in centres are usually equipped to handle minor, non-life-threatening injuries. Minor injuries include things like:
- Sports injuries, such as twisted ankles or fingers.
- Small lacerations
- Broken noses
- Minor scalds or burns
Treating minor injuries should normally be simple and straightforward. In many cases, it will simply be a matter of providing the patient with some painkillers or basic first aid to assist the body with the natural healing process.
In some cases, applying bandages, stitches or cleaning a wound may be necessary. However, even a minor injury could cause long-lasting pain, disability and other health issues if it is not dealt with according to the standards expected of the treating professional.
Misdiagnosis, improper or incorrect treatment or failing to refer the patient for more rigorous tests or treatment can all cause preventable and unnecessary problems.
If you have had problems relating to an injury and have evidence that it would not have occurred if doctors or nurses at a walk-in centre had done their jobs properly, please get in touch with us to discuss whether or not you could be eligible to make a claim.
Some minor illnesses require treatment by a doctor or a nurse even if they don’t warrant a trip to the hospital. You could visit a GP in cases like this, but that would require making an appointment, and sometimes the discomfort and inconvenience of having an illness means that the situation is too urgent to wait. Also, not everyone is registered with a GP in their local area.
Walk-in centres allow people with sicknesses to be treated and diagnosed without having to go to a hospital or access a GP. The types of illnesses that can be treated at a walk-in centre include:
- Food poisoning
- Colds and flu
- Allergic reactions
Minor illnesses like this rarely cause alarm, however, they still should be treated in accordance with the standard expected of doctors and nurses. If not, the patient could suffer severe effects.
The symptoms may be unnecessarily prolonged and the signs of something more serious could be missed due to a misdiagnosis. To learn more about misdiagnoses of illnesses and Grimsby walk-in centre medical negligence, please reach out to us today.
Pregnancy tests, STI tests, HIV tests, ultrasounds and contraceptives can all be accessed in a walk-in centre. Staff and doctors at a walk-in centre have a responsibility to ensure that when they provide these services, they provide them properly, safely, effectively and in accordance with the correct procedure.
If they don’t, then patients can be severely affected. Here are a few examples of how things can go wrong:
- Misdiagnosed pregnancy issues can lead to birth injuries or ectopic pregnancies
- Failing to provide the right emergency contraception could lead to unwanted pregnancies,
- The misdiagnosis of sexually transmitted infections could lead to infertility or harm to other people if the infection spreads
- A failure to spot symptoms of HIV or hepatitis could lead to the development of potentially serious illnesses.
If you have evidence that demonstrates how you’ve been impacted by Grimsby walk-in centre medical negligence relating to sexual health services, please get in touch to learn more.
Some walk-in centres can dispense prescriptions and ones that are GP led can provide you with a prescription.
Providing a patient with prescriptions and medication is a serious responsibility; mistakes could put the patient’s health at serious risk. There are a few different ways in which a patient’s health could be harmed by the incorrect provision of medication:
- Prescribing a patient with incorrect medication for treating their illness. This may see their condition go untreated and they may experience unnecessary and unpleasant side effects.
- Failing to check medical records to see if there are any medication allergies, meaning the patient suffers an adverse or allergic reaction
- Providing a patient with the wrong dosage of medication. This can lead to symptoms of an overdose or intense side effects.
If you’ve been impacted by a medication error, get in touch. We can discuss your case in more detail to find out what happened.
Calculating compensation in medical negligence claims involves looking at two heads of claim.
The first is known as general damages and relates to the physical pain, mental suffering and the impact on your quality of life.
The second is special damages, relating to your financial losses, which we’ll discuss further below.
Without knowing your circumstances, it’s hard to provide a concrete estimate. However, we can provide you with some figures that we’ve taken from the Judicial College guidelines, a document detailing recommended payouts for different injuries.
|Type Of Injury||Notes On Injury||Judicial College Guideline Bracket|
|Kidney injuries||With a significant risk of there being future UTIs or a total loss of kidney function.||Up to £60,050|
|Infertility caused by failed ectopic pregnancy diagnosis||Where there are resulting complications.||£31,950 to £95,850|
|Infertility (female)||Where there are no complications, and in situations where the affected person has children already.||£16,860 to £34,480|
|Damage/Illness because of an injury that is non-traumatic Injury, For example, poisoning||Serious cases of short-lived poisoning.||£8,950 to £18,020|
|Damage/Illness because of an injury that is non-traumatic Injury, For example, poisoning||Severe toxicosis cases.||£36,060 to £49,270|
|Damage/Illness because of an injury that is non-traumatic Injury, For example, poisoning||Minor symptoms of an illness or reaction that resolve completely in a few days or weeks.||Up to £3,710|
|Scarring (facial)||Severe disfigurement with a severe psychological reaction||£27,940 to £91,350|
|Scarring (facial)||Substantial disfigurement with a significant psychological response||£16,860 to £45,440|
|Scarring (facial)||Significant scarring, reduced by plastic surgery, with psychological impacts that aren't as detrimental.||£8,550 to £28,240|
If you can’t see your injury here, don’t worry; it doesn’t mean it’s not compensable.
Another option is to use our free compensation calculator tool. In a few clicks, you can find out much more about your eligibility to claim and how much compensation you could receive. Thirdly, you can call us to discuss your case in more detail. Once we know more, we can hone in on an accurate value.
Special Damages In Walk-In Centre Medical Negligence Claims
In addition, you could also be entitled to claim compensation for financial losses which you have experienced as a result of falling victim to medical negligence.
Having an illness or an injury can affect your finances in a number of different ways. It could cause you to take time off work, to have to pay to use public transport due to being unable to drive yourself and you could be forced to pay for treatment and medication for the effects of the medical negligence.
You could be entitled to claim compensation for these financial losses as long as you are able to produce records of them.
Think carefully about how you are going to be able to afford to make a claim. Lawyers fees can be expensive and it may defeat the object of your claim if you find yourself in debt to a lawyer.
Make sure to look for a lawyer who will take on your case under a No Win No Fee agreement. A No Win No Fee agreement means that you aren’t obliged to pay your lawyer legal fees before beginning a case. Similarly, you won’t have to pay anything as the case progresses. If the claim fails, you won’t have to pay anything either.
You are only obliged to provide payment if you win. You will pay your lawyer a pre-arranged portion of the compensation you are awarded. The amount they can deduct is capped by law. This fee is used to cover your solicitor’s costs.
All of the lawyers who work with Legal Expert operate on a No Win No Fee basis, so you can rest assured that working with Legal Expert can make the process financially easier and less stressful. If you want to know more about our No Win No Fee service, please get in touch.
To learn more about Grimsby walk-in centre medical negligence, or to connect with a solicitor today specialising in clinical negligence claims, all you have to do is get in touch.
You can reach us in any of the following ways:
- Call us on 0800 073 8804
- Chat with us now using our live chat service
- Write to us about your claim online
Thank you for reading our guide on what to do if you suffer as a result of Grimsby walk-in centre medical negligence. Below, we’ve included some other guides you may find useful.
Our general guide to making compensation claims against negligent GPs
Our general guide to making medical negligence claims
Learn more about your rights if your dentist has extracted the wrong tooth, for example
Information about how to raise a complaint to the NHS about the treatment you have received.
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Guide by Yarlett
Edited by Billing